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Rugby => ComeAllWithin Board => Topic started by: honkytonk on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 18:04

Title: Kwagga Smith
Post by: honkytonk on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 18:04
That nice chap over at RIL has linked him to us.

I do like these little rumours that float around from different sources, even if they come to nothing

PS, he is a flanker from SA
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Quinster on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 18:06
Kwagga is a brilliant player, remember first seeing him for the baabaas across the road and he was everywhere! Would be a great addition to the team
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: honkytonk on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 18:09
Just looked him up on the oracle that is Wiki.  Has him listed as 5 11 and 14 st 9. not very big for a back row (I know size is not everything).  Arniepie, could this be the Int SA player from Japan you were talking about?? (I know you said he was a lock, just wondered if it was lost in translation some where)??
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Twickersman on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 18:49
Kwagga is super quick, relentless, very good over the ball. He is an all action back rower. Like a very quick Neil Back.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: fatgat on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 20:28
I would be surprised (but delighted) if he came to us. He is 1 of 19 new Bok caps issued in 2018. Unless Erasmus has told him he's surplus for RWC surely he's going to stay put.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: JammyGit on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 21:48
Ah, 2 threads.

He was linked to Gloucester and another club not long ago, so his agent is busying himself.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Quinky on Thursday 10-Jan-2019, 23:55
Very good player. Not sure how his international future looks, as the Boks have their usual busy production line of back row players...
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 04:54
Ah, 2 threads.

He was linked to Gloucester and another club not long ago, so his agent is busying himself.

At the moment I think any South African is linked to Gloucester
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Quinston Churchill on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 09:49
I would be surprised (but delighted) if he came to us. He is 1 of 19 new Bok caps issued in 2018. Unless Erasmus has told him he's surplus for RWC surely he's going to stay put.

Has Rassie shown any more than a passing interest in playing him though? Hes probably 3rd in the pecking order at best.

Hes a quality player though and would be a great addition if we can get him.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 09:52
looks like RIL has deleted that tweet as when clicking on it a message comes up about it not being found.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 10:58
Perhaps Smith said his favourite fruit was quince, and RIL, being the knob he apparently is, got the wrong end of the stick.

Jammy has mentioned numerous times that this guys deletes tweets so people are less likely to pull him up on his BS.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 14:52
I really don't get why so many of you have an issue with RIL. It's actually a team of guys I think. But they're putting out rumours - they're not claiming to know for sure (although on the Kwagga Smith thread they claimed that Evans from Tigers is a done deal). Even if it turns out not to be the case and Evans stays at Tigers, why do you all care so much? It gives us something to talk about - bit of fun, surely? I mean, it's rugby, not the downfall of the NHS or Brexit or the miraculous rebirth of Hitler. And when they do get it right (which they quite often do) you don't exactly come on here and give them credit when it's due do you? Lighten up, transfer gossip is meant to be fun.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 15:20
I just prefer to get all my gossip from Us Weekly and Heat Magazine.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Quinky on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 15:28
the miraculous rebirth of Hitler...

Now you've done it! They'll be saying he's signing for us too...
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Fearless Fred on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 15:59
Now you've done it! They'll be saying he's signing for us too...

Short guy, lippy, always stirring things up.... Perfect Scrum Half material
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 16:03
I just prefer to get all my gossip from Us Weekly and Heat Magazine.

Anything new on the Meghan Markle replacing Mark Mapletoft rumour? You could make yourself an RIL source...
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 16:20
I really don't get why so many of you have an issue with RIL. It's actually a team of guys I think. But they're putting out rumours - they're not claiming to know for sure (although on the Kwagga Smith thread they claimed that Evans from Tigers is a done deal). Even if it turns out not to be the case and Evans stays at Tigers, why do you all care so much? It gives us something to talk about - bit of fun, surely? I mean, it's rugby, not the downfall of the NHS or Brexit or the miraculous rebirth of Hitler. And when they do get it right (which they quite often do) you don't exactly come on here and give them credit when it's due do you? Lighten up, transfer gossip is meant to be fun.

It was originally one person and it was his dislike of Quins that got to people as well as tagging Quins players like Marler into tweets just to abuse them before deleting quickly. If there is anything negative about Quins he is quickly jumping on the band wagon.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: T-Bone on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 16:36
What all these rumours show is that it would seem that no-one in rugby has any concept of confidentiality.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 16:45
It was originally one person and it was his dislike of Quins that got to people as well as tagging Quins players like Marler into tweets just to abuse them before deleting quickly. If there is anything negative about Quins he is quickly jumping on the band wagon.

What was the abuse? Because obviously that's not acceptable and is one of the reasons I don't particularly like Andy Goode. That would make sense.

But I think a few on here have just decided RIL are "knobs" for putting in some time and effort to get connected in the sport and throw some rumours around. I haven't seen any particular bias against Quins over any other club on there (they openly admit to being Saints fans so you can't really have a problem with their Saints bias either) and getting your back up whenever someone is negative about the rugby team you support feels to me like the kind of reaction for which some people would label the likes of myself a "millennial snowflake" - and something tells me it would be some of the same people calling this Twitter account a "knob". Just weird to get so aggy about a rumour mill Twitter account. If you really don't like it, don't read it - or give actual justifications when dismissing their rumours when they get posted on here.

Yours sincerely,

Snowflake
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Brown Bottle on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 18:59
Nice one, TomBuckQuin! :)
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 19:31
It was along the lines of Marler being a fake hard man and a knob, didn't last long. His spats with Fissler used to be fun.
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 11-Jan-2019, 19:36
However there doesn't seem to be anyone picking up the rumour now so who knows what will happen
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 10:01
http://www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk/rugby-rumours-crotty-follows-read-smith-to-quins-baths-incoming-props-rugbys-top-earners/22020.htm
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 10:07
http://www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk/rugby-rumours-crotty-follows-read-smith-to-quins-baths-incoming-props-rugbys-top-earners/22020.htm

Apart from that :-)
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: KiltedQuin on Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 17:36
Apart from that :-)

Mind you, the still have Pilutai at Ulster. Quel accuracy!
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: JammyGit on Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 23:05
What was the abuse? Because obviously that's not acceptable and is one of the reasons I don't particularly like Andy Goode. That would make sense.

But I think a few on here have just decided RIL are "knobs" for putting in some time and effort to get connected in the sport and throw some rumours around. I haven't seen any particular bias against Quins over any other club on there (they openly admit to being Saints fans so you can't really have a problem with their Saints bias either) and getting your back up whenever someone is negative about the rugby team you support feels to me like the kind of reaction for which some people would label the likes of myself a "millennial snowflake" - and something tells me it would be some of the same people calling this Twitter account a "knob". Just weird to get so aggy about a rumour mill Twitter account. If you really don't like it, don't read it - or give actual justifications when dismissing their rumours when they get posted on here.

Yours sincerely,

Snowflake

OK, so:

1) He's incredibly needy and passive-aggressive
2) He frequently slags off Quins and gets into stupid spats with players
3) He effectively nicks other people's info and passes it off as his own, and makes other things up
4) He trumpets the times he passes on the right info and ignores/deletes the ones he gets wrong
5) He's a leech on the sport and it's pretty clear how many journos and players think he's a knob, fake rumours do damage

Also just for me, 6) he has no clue how to do any kind of statistical analysis - he recently did some hilariously crap work about crowd stats that didn't pass the smell test, and he bragged about allegedly causing the Premiership Rugby twitter account to post something positive about attendance figures about 20 minutes after his crap went online... that's him in a nutshell!
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Quinky on Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 23:32
OK, so:

1) He's incredibly needy and passive-aggressive
2) He frequently slags off Quins and gets into stupid spats with players
3) He effectively nicks other people's info and passes it off as his own, and makes other things up
4) He trumpets the times he passes on the right info and ignores/deletes the ones he gets wrong
5) He's a leech on the sport and it's pretty clear how many journos and players think he's a knob, fake rumours do damage

Also just for me, 6) he has no clue how to do any kind of statistical analysis - he recently did some hilariously crap work about crowd stats that didn't pass the smell test, and he bragged about allegedly causing the Premiership Rugby twitter account to post something positive about attendance figures about 20 minutes after his crap went online... that's him in a nutshell!

I do wish you wouldn't sit on the fence ;)
Title: Re: Kwagga Smith
Post by: Fursty on Sunday 13-Jan-2019, 08:46
Jammy completely agree - RIL is perfectly entitled to post as much crap on twitter as he likes (assuming its not libellous) and Im perfectly entitled to think hes a knob for doing so.